Parallel Bible results for 1 Peter 2:11-25

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1 Peter 2:11-25

CEB 11 Dear friends, since you are immigrants and strangers in the world, I urge that you avoid worldly desires that wage war against your lives. NIV 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. CEB 12 Live honorably among the unbelievers. Today, they defame you, as if you were doing evil. But in the day when God visits to judge they will glorify him, because they have observed your honorable deeds. NIV 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. CEB 13 For the sake of the Lord submit to every human institution. Do this whether it means submitting to the emperor as supreme ruler, NIV 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, CEB 14 or to governors as those sent by the emperor. They are sent to punish those doing evil and to praise those doing good. NIV 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. CEB 15 Submit to them because it's God's will that by doing good you will silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. NIV 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. CEB 16 Do this as God's slaves, and yet also as free people, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil. NIV 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. CEB 17 Honor everyone. Love the family of believers. Have respectful fear of God. Honor the emperor. NIV 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. CEB 18 Household slaves, submit by accepting the authority of your masters with all respect. Do this not only to good and kind masters but also to those who are harsh. NIV 18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. CEB 19 Now, it is commendable if, because of one's understanding of God, someone should endure pain through suffering unjustly. NIV 19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. CEB 20 But what praise comes from enduring patiently when you have sinned and are beaten for it? But if you endure steadfastly when you've done good and suffer for it, this is commendable before God. NIV 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. CEB 21 You were called to this kind of endurance, because Christ suffered on your behalf. He left you an example so that you might follow in his footsteps. NIV 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. CEB 22 He committed no sin, nor did he ever speak in ways meant to deceive. NIV 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." CEB 23 When he was insulted, he did not reply with insults. When he suffered, he did not threaten revenge. Instead, he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. NIV 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. CEB 24 He carried in his own body on the cross the sins we committed. He did this so that we might live in righteousness, having nothing to do with sin. By his wounds you were healed. NIV 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. CEB 25 Though you were like straying sheep, you have now returned to the shepherd and guardian of your lives. NIV 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.